Mindo cloudforest

mindo cloudforest.jpg

The cloudforest between the highlands and coast boasts stunning orchids, hummingbirds and other species in profusion including the famous cock-of-the-rock and the rare spectacled bear.

Just a few hours’ drive from the capital is a bird-watcher’s heaven, an incredible region of rich biodiversity, especially for its vast array of vividly coloured birds amid an enchanted land of giant nodding ferns and brilliant orchids. Hike with naturalist guides through forest trails in the early morning, seeking rare bird species among the fluttering butterflies and hummingbirds.

And then there are flocks of chattering parrots to spot, or sightings of toucans up in the canopy. In this small region northwest of Quito, you can spot an estimated 500 species (roughly a third of all of the Amazon Basin spread over five countries), including some 36 endemic species, such as mannakin, jay and tanager.


The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

We're Here to Help!

We're friendly and available to chat. Reach out to us anytime and we'll happily answer your questions.

About You

About your journey

28years-badge-white.png

How many people in your party?

Adult
Children under 12

What Do Our Clients Say?

‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

Our Guarantees To You

Premium service from one of the world's most knowledgeable travel companies

24/7 contact number

Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel, Package Holidays & Package Tours Regulations 1992

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

Flight-Exclusive bonding: Your holiday is further protected by our membership of ABTOT Membership Number 5197

logo